Slingsby, North Riding of Yorkshire
Slingsby, a village and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire, with a station on the Thirsk and Malton section of the N.E.R., ti miles W by N of New Malton. There is a post and money order office under York; telegraph office, railway station. Acreage, 2570; population, 526. The manor belonged anciently to the Mowbray and Hastings families, and belongs now to the Earl of Carlisle. Slingsby Castle was founded about the end of the llth century by the Mowbrays, was rebuilt by Sir Charles Cavendish, brother of William Duke of Newcastle, the loyal duke. Sir Charles died in 1653. It is now a massive moated ruin about 120 feet long, 90 feet wide, and 40 feet high. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £348 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Carlisle. The church was rebuilt in 1869 by Admiral Howard of Castle Howard, at a cost of £5000, and is in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a tower, and contains some stained glass memorial windows, and a mutilated effigy of a knight. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Slingsby All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Malton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Slingsby from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Slingsby (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Slingsby are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: